Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring linear polysaccharide, widely distributed in human tissues, where it constitutes the major part of the extracellular matrix. It is mostly found in epithelial, connective and neural tissues, and therefore plays important biological roles in tissue such as the skin and the articular cartilage.
As the major component of the synovial fluid, hyaluronic acid assumes an important role in the viscoelastic properties of the articular cartilage, improving absorption of shocks, as well as lubrication of the joints. Osteoarthritis is characterized by both a decrease in the concentration of hyaluronic acid and a reduction of its molecular weight, which may lead to an increase of pain and a loss of joint functions.
ArthroVisc 40 is a sterile and non-pyrogenic gel of hyaluronic acid obtained from fermentation in physiological phosphate buffer. This product is available in three syringes of 2 mL.
ArthroVisc 40 is for single use only and designed to be used with sterile and single use needles (25G or 27G), not supplied in the kit.
2 mL of solution contains 40 mg of hyaluronic acid in phosphate buffer (Sodium chloride, Dipotassium hydrogen- phosphate, Potassium dihydrogen phosphate, Potassium chloride and water for injection).
ArthroVisc40 - Medical Device Class III - CE0086
Intended Use : Intra-articular injections for symptomatic treatment of articular pain and mobility improvement.